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" Small balls of glass or pearl, or other substance, strung upon a thread, and used by the Romanists to count their prayers ; from whence the phrase ''to tell beads," or to be at one's ' ' beads, " is, to be at prayer. — JOHNSO.X. « MS. : At lost he... "
Schwäbisches Wörterbuch, mit etymologischen und historischen Anmerkungen - Seite 36
von Johann Christoph von Schmid (of Würtemberg.) - 1831
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...». s- [Ьгаое, prayer, Saxon.] 1. Small globes or balls of glass or pearl, or othersubstance, strung upon a thread, and used by the Romanists to count their prayers ; from which the phrase to tell beads, or to be at one's beadt, is to be at prayer. That aged dame,...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1812 - 732 Seiten
...approach of an enemy. Gay. 4 Marks erected to direct navigators. BEAD, t. [bead*, prayer. Sax.] 1 Small balls strung upon a thread, and used by the Romanists to count their prayers. Pope. 9 Little balls worn about the neck for ornament. Shakespeare. 5 Any globular bodies. Boyle. BE'ADLE,...
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A Sequel to the Diversions of Purley: Containing an Essay on English Verbs ...

John Barclay (of Calcots.) - 1826 - 170 Seiten
...the sun is over it at mid-day. BEADS are so called from the Anglosaxon beade, oratio, a prayer, being strung upon a thread, and used by the Romanists to count their prayers.— Johnson. STYLUS, a style or pin to write with upon tables covered with wax,—by connexion came to...
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A Dictionary of the English Language, Band 1

Samuel Johnson - 1828 - 1369 Seiten
...of beacons. BEACONED, (be'-kn ed) a. Having a beacon. BEAD, (bede) ni Small globes of glass or wood strung upon a thread, and used by the Romanists to count their prayers ; little balls worn about the neck ; any globular bodies. In architecture, A round moulding, carved...
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Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary ... of the English Language ...

John Walker - 1831 - 592 Seiten
...Something raised on an ired on the approach of an enemy; marks erected to direct navigators. BEAD, bide, s. Small globes or balls strung upon a thread, and used by the Roman Catholicks to count their prayers; little ball; worn about tliglobular bodies. BEAD-TREE, bAde'tr^,...
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary: And Expositor of the English Language...

John Walker - 1834
...eminence to be fired on the approach of an enemy ; marks erected to direct navigators. BEAD, bede, a. 227. Small globes or balls strung upon a thread, and used by the Roman Catho* licks to count their prayers ; little balls worn about the neck for ornament ; any globular...
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Schwäbisches Wörterbuch mit etymologischen und historischen Anmerkungen

Johann Christoph von Schmid - 1844 - 630 Seiten
...fonnte biefe 93e-- nennung auf bie $afófcfmur felb(l übergeben ; 4) »on 93 ut, bud, ïleiner, ruilber Änopf, @ngl. bead: I) small globes or balls strung...2) little balls worn about the neck for ornament, 8) any globular bodies , S he r. bat t er n, D fd)lagen ber $üfmer , Ulm.; 2) bie £inber fd)logen,...
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The String of Beads for the Romanisers. A Tract, in Metre Hudibrastic ... By ...

Peter PLACET (pseud.) - 1844
...beading bell. A bell that called to prayers. Beade is the Saxon for prayer : and beads are small globes strung upon a thread, and used by the Romanists to count their prayers. Hence the expression to be at one's beads. "He bid his beads both morning song and even." Dryden. "...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Band 2

Alexander Pope - 1871 - 10 Seiten
...instinct ; the other a culpable vanity. — CROLY. 6 Small balls of glass or pearl, or other substance, strung upon a thread, and used by the Romanists to count their prayers ; from whence the phraso "to tell beads," or to be at one's "beads," is, to be at prayer. — JOHNSON....
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Including Several Hundred Unpublished Letters ...

Alexander Pope - 1871
...instinct ; the other a culpable vanity. — -CROLY. 4 Small balls of glass or pearl, or other substance, strung upon a thread, and used by the Romanists to count their prayers ; from whence the phrase ''to tell beads," or to be at one's ' ' beads, " is, to be at prayer. —...
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